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Updates 29 November 2018

  1. Corrections to the AWC (Available Water Capacity) Method which handles interactions between soil moisture availability and climatic moisture deficit (FC England).

Updates 08 January 2018

  1. Ecological Site Classification - quick indicator plant method and soil quality assessment tools added.
  1. The Royal Forestry Society have developed a guide to aid the identification of key indicator species in ESC. The plant key can be accessed at this link.

Updates 10 April 2017

  1. Establishment Management Information System version 2 added with additional features for broadleaved species.

Updates 24 November 2016

  1. ForestGales web version bug fixes (B.Gardiner and S.Hale).

Updates 10 October 2016

  1. New version of ForestGales 2.5 available for download (B.Gardiner and S.Hale).
  2. Updated geology-nitrogen map to support those using the Taylor class system (D.Ray).

Updates 27 September 2016

  1. Revisions to ESC pdf reports (C.Cuthbert).
  2. Changes for ESC data download to allow user to include their own observations of SMR/SNR (M.Perks).

Updates 19 September 2016

  1. Bugfixes for ESC data download released.

Updates 14 September 2016

  1. Symbolic pdf reports and bug fixes (ESC Workshop feedback 25 Aug 2016).
  2. Tooltip text describing input variables (ESC Workshop feedback 25 Aug 2016).
  3. Spatial ESC - ability to test design plans/soil maps now available to test.
  4. Species with major disease/pest threats (e.g. Ash) are now annotated with square brackets [] (ESC Workshop feedback 25 Aug 2016) .

Updates 29 August 2016

  1. Csv output now includes text based description of suitability (ESC Workshop feedback 25 Aug 2016).
  2. Scrollable table introduced to allow headers to be viewed while browsing species results (ESC Workshop feedback 25 Aug 2016).
  3. Norway spruce model updated due to bug at high AT values (ESC Workshop feedback 25 Aug 2016) .
  4. SMR-MD now linked to reflect potential for management/wetter/deep rooting soils to offset drier climatic conditions.

Updates 18 August 2016

  1. Option to filter species list by key species in GB conditions.
  2. Fixed bug in grid reference calculation.

Updates 23 June 2016

  1. NVC models updated to version 4.1.
  2. ESC site data tool can now report species yield class and NVC woodland types.
  3. Revisions to some broadleaved ESC models.

Updates 16 June 2016

  1. NVC maps updated and include suitability maps based upon modelled soil outputs.
  2. Case study hyperlinks corrected.

Updates 23 May 2016

  1. Draft guidance updated.
  2. Case study hyperlinks corrected.
  3. Web page style elements altered for consistency.

Updates 06 May 2016

  1. Added ESC tools to determine site NVC woodland type.

Updates 28 April 2016

  1. Illustrative 3D suitability maps added to case studies page.

Updates 03 April 2016

  1. Provisional functionality to allow download of ESC reports in pdf format.
  2. Sitka spruce yield maps available to download via Forest Maps.

Updates 28 April 2016

  1. Illustrative 3D suitability maps added to case studies page.

Updates 03 April 2016

  1. Provisional functionality to allow download of ESC reports in pdf format.
  2. Sitka spruce yield maps available to download via Forest Maps.

Updates 14 March 2016

  1. The ability to download spatial datasets, implemented in Forest Maps for Accumulated Temperature, Continentality, DAMS (Exposure) and Moisture Deficit.
  2. Modelled soil properties maps have been provisionally revised to include new very poor classes on deep peats and soils with ericaceous vegetation.
  3. Ecological site classification, functionality added to download suitability grids as csv file.
  4. New dataset added, annual rainfall.